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Tesla Inc  (NAS:TSLA) Research & Development: $1,459 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2018)

This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Tesla Inc's research and development for the three months ended in Sep. 2018 was $351 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2018 was $1,459 Mil.


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Tesla Inc Annual Data

Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17
Research & Development Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 231.98 464.70 717.90 834.41 1,378.07

Tesla Inc Quarterly Data

Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18
Research & Development Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 331.62 354.64 367.10 386.13 350.85

Calculation

This is the expense the company spent on research and development.

Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2018 was 354.637 (Dec. 2017 ) + 367.096 (Mar. 2018 ) + 386.129 (Jun. 2018 ) + 350.848 (Sep. 2018 ) = $1,459 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Explanation

If competitive advantage is created by a patent or tech advantage, at some point it will disappear.

High R&D usually dictates high SG&A which threatens the competitive advantage.


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